A middle school has created a special connection with a Kenyan primary school.
Students at Henlow Church of England Academy held a Super Learning Day with a Kenyan theme to launch the new link with Utange Baptist Church Primary School.
On Thursday, October 4 a Skype connection was set up for the pupils to speak to each other. They had already exchanged letters.
Organiser of the day, Caroline Coster, visited the school in Kenya two years ago.
She said: “I am delighted that the pupils have had so much fun learning about Kenya and the work of the Utange Baptist Church Primary School.
“It is important for our pupils to find out about other countries, especially when life is so very different for children over there.
“I know that the link with the school will flourish and pupils have been very keen to learn more about the children who attend the school there.”
Students also raised more than £500 for Utange Primary School, in a bush village just outside Mombasa.
For two years Henlow Academy has also been raising money for The Sure Foundation, a charity working in Kenya. The foundation has already set up a home for 24 orphans from the village.
It has also established a feeding programme for 600 of the village children.
Henlow Academy students also enjoyed five activities on their Super Learning Day; Kenyan dance, water awareness, family life in Kenya, location and geography, and human rights issues.
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